2020 Year End Fundraising Goal

As the year comes to an end, our goal is to raise $90,000 to meet our budget and start 2021 off strong. We are already over halfway there!

Amid the tumult of 2020, the value of these precious five acres in the heart of downtown was indisputable. During stay at home orders, the Park remained open for exercise, play, dog walks, fresh air, and safe socializing as we adhered to local and state protocols. The Park enhanced the physical, social, and emotional health of our community and helped Durham cope with a global tragedy. Even though event cancellations caused a notable drop in our revenue, donors like you have helped to mitigate our 2020 operating deficit and put us on solid financial footing going forward. 

Now is a great time to show your support and commitment to this needed and beloved open space in downtown Durham. From humble beginnings almost two decades ago, Durham Central Park has provided respite and joy for Durham’s community, and helped us cope with extraordinary challenges in 2020. Thank you for supporting Durham Central Park Inc. as we plan for an exciting future.

Friends of Durham Central Park

Friends of Durham Central Park is a brand new fundraising program designed to sustain Durham Central Park into the future. Friends of the Park are crucial for financial sustainability, giving the organization needed capital for unexpected adversity (as in 2020), capital improvements, and long-range planning for the park. 

To become a Friend of the Park, all you need to do is make a pledge to donate and support Durham Central Park over the next 3 years.  You can pledge your future support anytime you make a donation!